Welcome to Trinity Lutheran in Bradenton, FL!

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,       
     While we aren’t yet able to gather in the Sanctuary for worship, I am excited to report that we are planning an outdoor worship experience, Sunday, September 20th, at 9am.       
      Since we understand that the transmission of COVID is less likely, though still possible, outdoors, we are planning this trial outdoor worship experience.  If, however, you find your worship needs are adequately met through our current, online weekly worship opportunities via Facebook and YouTube, please continue.
      If, though, you are deeply longing to be physically present with others in the faith community, we want to acknowledge and safely meet that need. Much like Easter Sonrise Worship, we will gather by the Memorial Garden for a 30-minute service of worship. If you reserved lawn seating, remeber to bring your own chair and wear a face covering. Park in the lot off 27th Street. If you are participating from inside your vehicle, please follow traffic directors to the south grass area to park. We are acquiring an FM receiver to use during the service so you will be able to tune in and listen from your vehicle.
      Please RSVP to attend. Update: Lawn seating is filled. There is still room to participate in your vehicle. Please reserve your parking space by Friday, September 18th: call the Church Office (941-747-3081) or email us at (TrinityLutheranSecretary@gmail.com). This will help our planning tremendously! Thank you for your patience and grace as we try new ways for all of us!
      Following Jesus Together with you,
      Pastor Bobbie Blackburn
"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me;
for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30

ANYONE WITH NEEDS for food or medication pickup and delivery, please call (941-747-3081) or email the church office. If the office is closed, please leave a voicemail message. Our hours this summer: 9am-11am Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Pastor Bobbie (941-243-9473) and Vicar Jeanette (941-301-0691) are available by phone and appointment.

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther shared some still applicable advice when he and his people were dealing with a critical health crisis: “I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence.”   Luther’s Works Volume 43 page 132

We share deep longing for, and anticipation of, the day when we can return to fellowship as a faith community - face to face and in person!

Our Mission:  Being Neighbor  †  Sharing God’s Transforming Love!



Latest News!

Recent ONLINE Worship Bulletins, YouTube Links and Sermons are now available in the right column of our Worship Online page

A six-week book study reading I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by author Austin Channing Brown, commences Sunday, September 13th. You can find this book on most book-selling sites, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 

For the first discussion on September 20th, please read chapters 3 and 4.  If you wish to follow along with the Discussion Guide, click here

Join Trinity Lutheran Council President, Gonzalo Hernandez, for this 6-week Zoom Book Study on Sundays: September 13th, 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th and 18th, at 4pm.

The ZOOM link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85607268677 . 

If you're on Zoom, enter the Meeting ID — 856 0726 8677.

Prayer List updated 9/1/2020

To access the names of those for whom we received prayer requests, use this link.

To add names to this list, please contact the church office at 941-747-3081 or email TrinityLutheranSecretary@gmail.com

GIFT, Sunday, September 20th, 10-10:50am. 
Come join in for community and converation for Generations Growing Together in Faith this Sunday to connect with others and share in the love of gathering across generations!

The placemat for GIFT can be found here.

The Meeting ID is 867 7887 8149. The link to Zoom is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86778878149   

To call in:
646-558-8656  or  301-715-8592  or  312-626-6799  or  346-248-7799. You’ll need to know the Meeting ID: 867 7887 8149.

Following Jesus Together (FJT) via Zoom: Tuesdays at 2pm.
FJT Groups meet over Zoom with Pastor Bobbie or Vicar Jeanette.  Plan to join in.  Link is below!

Adult Following Jesus Together Group Survey

We would love to hear how FJT can fit best into your schedule this fall. Please fill out the survey to best find a day and time that works for all!

Find the FJT Group Survey Here.

The readings and discussion questions for the 2pm FJT Group meeting Tuesday, September 15th, are here.  

2pm FJT Tuesday
Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81850412212
Alternatively, if you are on Zoom, you can enter this as your meeting ID:
818 5041 2212

To call in to either Zoom meeting, the numbers are listed below. Enter the meeting ID number and then hit the pound key (#).  Your identity can be any number followed by the pound key (#) again.  [Example: 5#, 545#]

To call in: 
646-558-8656  or  301-715-8592  

Watch this site and our Facebook page for updates about virtual worship and activities that are now suspended due to our current COVID-19 health crisis. We are aware that this virus has a long incubation period, and each of us could have it without even being aware and inadvertently share illness with a brother or sister in Christ. Therefore we are not willing that any person be placed in that position through our community of faith. 
            Pastor Bobbie and Vicar Jeanette remain available for phone calls, prayers and visits.  You can reach Pastor Bobbie at 941-243-9473 and Vicar Jeanette at 941-301-0691.
            Join with us in praying for all who are fearful and stressed in this time of health crisis, that the One who rose again on Easter will sustain and accompany each of us in this unprecedented journey.

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